An Assistant Research Fellow, Mrs Sika Abrokwah, at the Africa Centre of Excellence in Coastal Resilience (ACECoR),University of Coast, has begun a one-month fellowship programme with the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS) in the United Kingdom.
This fellowship is part of ACECoR’s staff capacity development programme funded by the World Bank. For her fellowship, she is also receiving support from the Ocean Country Partnership Programme (OCPP) which is a UK Government-led programme under the Blue Planet Fund.
Mrs. Abrokwa (left) with some researchers of CEFAS
Through the Ocean Country Partnership Programme, CEFAS, in partnership with Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) and Marine Management Organisation (MMO), provides technical assistance to support countries, including Ghana, to tackle marine pollution, support sustainable seafood practices, and establish designated, well-managed and enforced MPAs.
Within the one month, Mrs. Abrokwa will engage in knowledge exchange activities with marine litter experts at CEFAS. She will receive training on automated monitoring tools for marine litter detection as well as microplastic analysis techniques. The skills and knowledge she will acquire from this training will improve and enrich her marine litter research work and strengthen her capacity to develop and implement other projects within this area.